GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Wyndham Championship will honor the late Marty Sheets, its longtime volunteer who passed away recently, through the PGA TOUR’s volunteer challenge, the tournament announced today. The 76th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 17-23, 2015 at Sedgefield Country Club.
As previously announced, from now until noon on Saturday, Aug. 22, fans are encouraged to visit PGATOUR.com/Volunteers and vote for their favorite Wyndham Championship volunteer. At the end of the voting period, the volunteer with the most votes will have the chance to present a check from Astellas Pharma US, Inc. for $10,000 in his or her name to the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation’s Birdies Fore Backpacks initiative to fight childhood food insecurity. The check presentation will take place on Championship Sunday. Participating tournament volunteers also have an opportunity to win exciting prizes based on the number of votes they collect.
In an effort to remember Marty Sheets and honor his incredible loyalty to the Wyndham Championship, the tournament will enter the name “Marty Sheets Family” into the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge, sponsored by Myrbetriq® (mirabegron) and encourage fans and volunteers alike to vote for “Marty Sheets Family.” If the Sheets entry wins the competition, family members of Marty Sheets will present a check from Astellas Pharma US, Inc. for $10,000 in Marty Sheets’ name to the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation’s Birdies Fore Backpacks initiative following the tournament.
“Iris and I are so deeply grateful to the Wyndham Championship for remembering Marty in such a meaningful way,” Marty Sheets’ father Dave Sheets said. “Marty had two primary focuses in his life: the Special Olympics and the Wyndham Championship. Marty would be very happy to be remembered for his work as a tournament volunteer.”
“Marty Sheets was the consummate volunteer,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “Marty, in a lot of ways, was the face of our tournament, especially as it relates to our volunteers. He had an unbelievable outlook on things and could not have been a nicer person. I think we can all learn from the life of Marty Sheets, and we’re gonna miss him. On behalf of everyone associated with the Wyndham Championship, we are thrilled to be able to honor Marty through the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge.”
The top-three finishers in the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge, sponsored by Myrbetriq® (mirabegron) will win prizes from the Wyndham Championship, but because this program is designed to recognize current tournament volunteers “Marty Sheets Family” is not eligible to receive any of the prizes. If the Sheets entry wins, the prizes will be awarded to the second through fourth-place finishers.
About the Wyndham Championship:
Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. Tickets are available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, McConnell Golf, Sunbrella®, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship information, is available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com. Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube.
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